National League of Cities Past President Marie Lopez Rogers resigned as mayor of Avondale, Ariz., after being named to the Maricopa County, Ariz. Board of Supervisors. She fills a vacant seat and will run for election in an August primary.
In a May 29 letter, NLC president Chris Coleman expressed support for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, a bill that was recently introduced in the Senate that would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
National League of Cities celebrates the contributions of smaller communities to the nation
The National League of Cities (NLC) and cities across the nation applauded the Administration’s ambitious plan to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants, taking a positive step toward mitigating the impact and severity of climate change and building on actions already taken by local governments.
National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., wrote to Congressional sponsors of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803, as amended). NLC fully supports the bill as written because it provides much needed modernization and streamlining of the nation's workforce system.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking comments on a proposal to develop a standard or guide for community risk reduction (CRR) for the fire service.
Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville, Tenn. and former co-chair of NLC’s Council on Youth, Education, and Families was honored in Washington, D.C. for his commitment and leadership on afterschool programs. Mayor Dean was named a State Afterschool Champion at the “Breakfast of Champions,” part of the 13th annual Afterschool for All Challenge.
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is currently conducting pre-agenda research to inform its assessment of the effectiveness of Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statements—and Management’s Discussion and Analysis—for State and Local Governments, and related standards.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of $335,000 in technical assistance for communities.
The NLC Prescription Discount Card Program passed another milestone recently with residents in cities across the country using their city discount card to save on more than 1 million prescriptions.